9:00 am- 12:00 pm
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No One is Illegal Ottawa is a group of im/migrants and allies guided by anti-oppression principles that advocates and fights for the dignity and self determination of all im/migrants regardless of status.
November 24th, 2014
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November 6, 2014
Registration at 8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m- 4:00 p.m.
Six Nations Polytechnic
2160 Fourth Line
Presented by Positive Women’s Network. Hoopla is a celebration of services, an extravaganza of education, and a spot for connection. Learn about the issues, offerings, and passions of women-focused organizations in the Vancouver area.
Tuesday, October 9, 2014
Presentation for WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre:
We Always Fight Back: Honouring Women’s resistance to violence and oppression
Vikki will address the ever present nature of women’s resistance to sexual assault and other violence. What gets read as resisting in our society is based on men’s ways of being and access to patriarchal power, but women always fight back. Wherever there is no consent there is resistance. Women fight back prudently and intelligently with all the wisdom and resources they have, but it is often not seen as resistance by the courts and by society, where women are blamed for not resisting enough in a society that teaches don’t get raped, not don’t rape. Vikki will contest some of the taken for granted ideas that pass for truth in counselling talk about the mental illness and pathology of women who are victimized by men’s violence, and offer some feminist-informed inversions of language that are more honouring of women’s ever present and intelligent resistance.
School of Social Work
Centering Ethics in Group Supervision: Creating a Culture of Critique and Structuring Safety
June 25, 2014
In this experiential workshop we will consider how to promote dignifying and generative supervision groups for practicum students. We will deconstruct some “case consultation” norms that don’t serve clients or practitioners, and consider what a culture of critique that is generative, expansive, connected and dignified might offer. We will engage in practices for structuring safety that provide the scaffold for expansive critique, as well as practices that situate all group supervisees at the ethical centre, as opposed to ‘taking turns presenting cases’.
Witnessing resistance to “trauma” and interpersonal & political violence
This workshop presents an alternative approach to work with ‘trauma’, from a decolonizing anti-oppression stance, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression, as opposed to attending primarily to the details of the trauma, which can be re-traumatizing for both the person and the front-line worker. Resisting the neutral and medicalized language of ‘trauma’, we will name rape culture and other systemic contexts of social injustice that are often hidden in individualized talk. Honouring the wisdom of the people we work alongside in their responses to trauma brings forward their agency and wisdom. Locating sites of resistance, and witnessing the resistance capacities of the people we work alongside, can create identities of knowledge, autonomy and strength, as opposed to victim/survivor identities, or other spoiled identities.
Wednesday June 11, 2014
Training day June 4 2014
9:00 am To 4:00 pm
In this workshop we’ll look at the intersections of power and how we can attempt to act as allies for each other across the chasms of privilege and power that divide us. We’ll look at strategies for being fluid and imperfect allies, a gift from queer theory. Also how we might respond to the “ally fail”, make repair and “lean in” to each other in ways that maintain connections when it’s hard.
Sunday April 6, 2014
as part of
No Pipelines! Action Training for Climate Justice
In this full day workshop, internationally known presenter, Vikki Reynolds, PhD, will present alternative ways of thinking about trauma and how counselors, social workers and community workers can work more effectively with clients and communities that have been through hardship.
Friday, April 4, 2014
The College at Brockport
Rochester, New York
Interview: Treatment for a traumatized world in
Rochester City Newspaper
In support of the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture.
In this evening workshop, Vikki Reynolds presents an approach to work with ‘trauma’, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression. Honouring and witnessing the wisdom of the people we work alongside in their responses to trauma brings forward their agency and wisdom, and can create identities of knowledge, autonomy and strength, as opposed to victim/survivor identities, or other spoiled identities. The actual doing of resistance connects the person with humanity in situations outside of human understanding.
March 24, 2014
Cost: By Donation